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Validating the GRE Analytical Ability Measure Against Faculty Ratings of Analytical Reasoning Skills GREB GRE

Author(s):
Enright, Mary K.; Powers, Donald E.
Publication Year:
1990
Report Number:
RR-90-22, GREB-86-06P (1990)
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
45
Subject/Key Words:
Graduate Record Examinations Board, Achievement Rating, Critical Thinking, GRE Analytical Ability Measure, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Logical Thinking, Rating Scales, Test Validity

Abstract

However, the verbal measure was, on average, more highly correlated with faculty ratings of students' analytical skills than was the analytical measure. This suggests that faculty ratings of students' analytical skills may have been influenced by students' verbal reasoning skills. This failure to find unequivocal evidence of discriminant validity of the ratings may reflect problems with the ratings, with the way in which faculty rated students, or with the discriminant validity of the analytical measure. A recommendation was made to continue research on the development of these scales.

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